Our Divine Inheritance

Many times the Bible records God as saying that He is not a withholder of good but the giver of it. And because God is infinite in nature, what He gives is infinite. In few other places is this fact made more clear than in I John (3:1) where we read, "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God." Think of that! We are the loved sons of God. Paul reminds us of the valid and legal implications of this truth when he writes in Romans (8:16, 17), "We are the Children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ."

Christian Science enables one to see more clearly than he has before what man's true heritage is and how one may claim it now. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes of man (p. 518), "His birthright is dominion, not subjection." Christian Science points out what Christ Jesus proved: man's heritage of all good and the consequent dominion over evil and all limitation that the realization of this truth gives to mankind.

How much do we know, you and I, about our rich legacy? It would be a very natural thing for one who is an heir to a large estate to want to know all about it. What do we know about ours? What do we know of its value —its availability now? Are we receiving regular and generous dividends from it?

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Trusting All the Way
January 2, 1965

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